TORONTO, ONTARIO (October 7, 2020) — BraveWords has teamed up with former Triumph singer/guitarist Rik Emmett to giveaway a signed Simon & Patrick acoustic guitar!
Enter at: http://bravewords.com/contests
A description about the guitar: “With its warm and mellow tone, the Woodland Cedar is an honest and true acoustic guitar. With a Custom Polished finish and a select pressure tested solid top, its sound (as with all S&P models) will only get better the more the guitar is played overtime.”
Back & Sides: Red Wild Cherry
Top: Cedar (Select Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge: Rosewood
Finish: Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech
Emmett recently had his solo albums reissued digitally - Ten Invitations (1998), Swing Shift (1998), Raw Quartet (1999), Live At Berklee (2000), Handiwork (2003), Good Faith (2003), Strung-Out Troubadours (2006), Live At Hugh's Room (2007), Liberty Manifesto (2007), Push & Pull (2009) and Marco's Secret Songbook (2012).
Rik Emmett talking about the guitar being given away, "The guitar in my hand is a Godin Woodland Spruce: the one leaning on my leg is a Godin Woodland Cedar. I'm a bit partial to the Cedar, but that's just me.
Godin is a Canadian company, which already makes them amazing, legendary and authentic. The S & P in their brand name refers to the two sons of founder Robert Godin, Simon and Patrick, and they are hands-on guys in the company.
I find the Spruce top a bit brighter in tone, and the Cedar is a bit warmer. They have a high 'playability' factor: they are generous in tone and they speak with articulation. Plus, they are very attractive guitars, extremely high quality in terms of bang for the buck. They would make perfect companions at a Bonfire - or a Bonfire Session.
I had no input whatsoever in design or build: but here's what the company says about them:
The S&P Woodland models feature Select Pressure Tested Solid Tops in solid cedar or solid spruce, both offering excellent response and projection. The back and sides are made from a 3-way lamination of authentic hard wood . These back and sides, along with the solid tops, are finished with a Custom Polished Finish that will not impede the sound quality of the instrument, in comparison to a thick polyester finish that will muffle the true sound of the guitar. The comfort of the silver leaf maple necks in the Woodland series comes from the process of individually buffing and sanding each neck by hand. Found and harvested in North Eastern Quebec, Silver leaf maple is a wood similar to the density of mahogany but much less porous, which allows for it to be treated to an incredibly smooth finish.
Delivering a sound and feel comparable to acoustic guitars twice their price, it’s easy to see and hear why the S&P Woodland series guitars have truly struck a “chord” with acoustic players the world over."
“One of coolest contests we’ve ever ran at BraveWords!” Founder/CEO “Metal” Tim Henderson exclaims. “Being a long-time Triumph fan, I can’t thank Rik and his team enough for providing such a treasured prize, which is a piece of Canadian hard rock history. We cater to so many musicians at the site who would love to cradle this beautiful guitar in their arms! So hurry up and enter before this contest ends!”
The seed was planted in 1994 with the launch of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine which ran for nearly 15 years and became the longest running and biggest hard rock and heavy magazine in Canadian history. At it’s peak, BW&BK produced 40,000 copies in 40 countries, almost every magazine containing a unique full-length CD sampler called KnuckleTracks, which included the finest heavy music of the day. The magazine interviewed and featured all the heavyweights of the genre including AC/DC, Metallica, Slayer, Led Zeppelin, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead, KISS, King Diamond, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Sepultura, Iced Earth, In Flames, Behemoth, Slipknot and many more!
With the rapid spread of the world wide web, BraveWords.com was born in 2000 and quickly became the CNN of heavy metal. With its team of global writers and photographers, the site flourished with 24/7 updated news, features, reviews, audio, video and the Metal Market which has become instrumental for fans to find their favourite music. Today the site has seen a 25% increase in recent months and proudly serves 10,000 visitors a day from around the world; the top 5 countries being the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. The site caters to a wide age demographic from the late teens into those metalheads in their 60s, with a nearly 50/50 between men and women. A true United Nations of heavy metal!
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